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Combat Firing with Hand Guns (1944)

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A Film Bulletin outlining proper procedures for aiming, firing, etc... of hand guns.


This movie is part of the collection: Feature Films

Production Company: U.S. War Department
Audio/Visual: sound, black & white
Keywords: WWII; US Army; Training Film
Contact Information: www.k-otic.com

Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0


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Reviewer: Jeff Tabor - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - April 17, 2013
Subject: A great introduction to point shooting.
As pointed out, this demonstrates the shooting techniques promoted by W.E. Fairbairn, E.A. Sykes and Rex Applegate. Another essential film for the student of combat shooting.

Reviewer: fluzwup - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 19, 2011
Subject: Film Bulletin 152
This film bulletin covers the handgun shooting techniques developed by W. E. Fairbairn while he was head of training for the Shanghai police in the early 20th century. His techniques were then taught to the SOE, and passed on via Rex Applegate to the US OSS. Applegate was involved in the production of this video.

This video covers three distinct methods for shooting with a handgun; two handed prone aimed fire for long range (50 yards) targets, two handed kneeling aimed fire medium range (25 yards) targets, and one hand unsighted point shooting for near range (15 yards or less) targets. It demonstrates the technique of firing a rapid two-shot "burst" to increase the probability of a hit, a technique now called a "double-tap".